Team sequences the pan-genome of tomatoes in a bid to make them tasty again

Tastefully done.

Researchers say there are smell receptors on your tongue

You know how we recognize that something smells like strawberries, even though strawberries themselves don’t have a smell?

Novel approach to identifying flavor molecules poised to make fermented goods even more delicious

Taste trumps all!

Fat is recognized as the sixth basic taste, but it’s awful on its own

Distilling tastes and flavors to their most basic constituents is essential to making food the tastiest it can be. We currently know of five basic tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the somewhat hard to pin down umami (think savory or anchovies, tomato juice, the likes). Now, a group claims it has pinned down the sixth: fat. Bacon lovers throughout the world might rejoice at the news. However, if you like bacon you should feel grateful you didn’t take part in this study because isolated fat molecules are reportedly awful tasting. Distinct yes, but quite awful. In fact, to distinguish from what people generally refer to as “fat”, the researchers at Purdue University propose a new term to describe the sixth basic taste: oleogustus.

Penguins Have Pretty Bad Taste, Genetic Study Shows

Penguins have lost most of their sense of taste – they can’t detect the savory taste of the fish they eat, and they also can’t enjoy fruits or sugar. For penguins, food come in two tastes: salty and sour.

Obese people have poorer sense of taste, study shows

Previously, it’s been shown that obesity can cause changes in the brain, leading some people to over eat food high inĀ saturated fat and refined sugar, as well as cause poorer memory. A new study published by researchers at University at Buffalo found a new physiological trait that can become altered as a result of obesity. Their findings suggest that obese

Why you shouldn’t choose wine based on what critics voice, study backs-up

What are the differences between a bottle of premium, high rated Pinot Noir and a shelf classic Merlot? Well, besides a lot of money, wine critics would be quick to detail all the subtle differences that come together in an amalgam of sensations, and consequently make the premium look like a divine gift from Dyonisis himself. For the rest of

Does expensive beer taste better ?

It never ceases to amaze me how placebo works when it comes to prices – most people tend to be greatly influenced by the price of an item they buy, when it comes to judging its quality. Believe it or not, it has even become a marketing strategy, to raise your price rather than lowering them, to attract clients. Sounds